History Blog

February 25

Happy Birthday RIP James Backus(1913–1989) George Harrison(1943–2001) ; Sally Jessy Raphael(Lowenthal)–87 Bob Schieffer–85 Diane Baker–84 Karen Grassle–78 Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson–57 “Téa Leoni”(Elizabeth Pantaleoni)–56 Sean Astin(Duke)–51 Anson Mount III–49 Julio Iglesias Preysler–49 Chelsea Handler–47 ; 1836 –Inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver ; 1928 – Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a broadcast license for television from the Federal Radio Commission (renamed to FCC later)